that there are challenges ahead. 67 republicans, including erstwhile vice presidential candidate paul ryan, voted against sandy relief on the last time around. now, let's bring in representative jan chakowski, democrat of illinois. with me in the studio is msnbc political analyst, jonathan alter, also a columnist for "the bloomberg view." representative chakowski, if i can start with you, patrick foy of the new jersey/new york port authority says this. none of our agencies are talking about a bridge to nowhere. we're talking about restoring tunnels, bridges, and train stations. now, as you know, it's almost three months since that storm. are republicans happy to continue dragging their feet while people are sleeping in their cars, have no idea when their homes will be restored? >> it's absolutely amazing that for hugo and ike and andrew and isabel and wilma and rita and gustaf and katrina that the congress was able to come up with money immediately. with katrina it was $60 billion within ten days. and now we're on day 78 for sandy and the victims. you have to wonder what these people are thinking about.